Stockholm isa capital of Sweden and a port on the Baltic Sea. It is no wonder the city attracts millions of tourists every year: it has a unique landscape with its geografical centre situated on water, and over 30% of the city area made up of waterways; another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces. Stockholm is the city with 700 year-old history and a rich cultural background, home to plenty of grand buildings, gothic churches and palaces such as worldwide known Royal Palace, the official residence of the Swedish monarch. In addition, Stockholm is one of the most crowded museum-cities in the world with around 100 museums, visited by millions of people every year. The most renowned national museum is the Nationalmuseum with Sweden's largest collection of art: 16,000 paintings and 30,000 objects of art handicraft.
Stockholm's Old Town, the original heart and soul of the city, consists of Stadsholmen island and the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg. The area dates from the 13th century but its most buildings are from the 17- and 1800s. It is actually a glorious labyrinth of charming streets, alleys, coloured town houses and meeting squares. One more trendy district is SoFo at Södermalm with its restaurants, pubs and boutiques. Also worth visiting for lunch, brunch, dinner and various archipelago cruises is Strändvagen boulevard, the popular city site, initially created for the Stockholm's World's Fair in 1897. Thanks to Stockholm’s safe and efficient public transport system, city visitors can quickly travel between different locations. The city is both cozy and vibrant and it has got something special for everybody!